All parties summoned by the Panj Pyareh, including the owner of the Moshi-Moshi Kuala Lumpur night club, have acknowledged their respective mistakes in the case where Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) was brought to the club in Kuala Lumpur.
Also acknowledging his mistake was renown raagi Sarabjit Singh Rangila Durgwale, who did kirtan at the night club, which he had earlier said was an oversight on his part.
The Panj Pyareh have also decided to come up with a framework for a so-called Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkaar Committee to be established in all gurdwaras. Satkaar means respect.
In the incident on Sunday, reported by Asia Samachar here, Malaysian Sikhs took to the social media to show their unhappiness when word got around that the SGGS saroop, obtained form the Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa, was taken to the night club for a prayer session.
Within hours, photos of the event began making their rounds on Facebook and WhatsApp, with a large majority, including self-avowed pub-goers, condemning the action of bringing the SGGS to the night club.
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In the aftermath, a meeting was held at 2pm today (Jan 5) involving the Titiwangsa gurdwara and four Sikhi-parchaar related organisations – Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC), Sant Attar Singh Ji Brahm Vidya Niketan Malaysia (Niketan) and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Academy (SGGS Academy).
The meeting unanimously decided that ‘it was best for the Panj Pyareh to summon the relevant persons’ to appear at the evening meeting ‘to hear the case and decide accordingly’, according to an earlier joint statement from the organisations.
At the close, the Panj Pyareh instructed the night club owner, Sukhwinder Singh Bedi, among others, to do one akhand path and do other sewa, including jorey sewa (cleaning of shoes).
The raagis involved in the incident were asked to additional path daily for 40 days and some sewa.
Members of Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa were also asked, among others, to do one akhand path and perform sewa during the akhand path. All decisions were accepted with jaikara. The full listing of the thankhaah is available at the SNSM Facebook. – [Asia Samachar, Jan 5, 2015. Reporting by Balvinder Singh who was present at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur. Photo courtesy of SikhInside]
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